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|18 weeks 5 days ago||Hockey State Championship||
Fill in that 8th spot with Adrian...they have become an instant DIII powerhouse. Besides incredible excitement for a small school, now you have a state championship!
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
At halftime of the State game, when we had 3 first downs (one on the first play) and like ten total yards in the first half, Hoke responded that "we need to tackle better". Sadly, I think he just isn't watching the same thing everyone else is; at practices or games.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Suggested Activity||
It seems to me that there was a particular point in time when our woes really began. Remember back to last year. Our new coach had started 11-2, and sure he took a small step back the following year, but the great recruiting classes and team competition were about to really show. We had just pasted a MAC team in CMU the way you are supposed to, then beat Notre Dame. Again.
But immediately following that game, when we were reveling in our greatness, we played the chicken dance. It was hilarious, as was the prospect of our next two warmup contests against Akron and UConn.
The football gods gave us a chance to save ourselves with a couple of warnings. It took a last second goal line stand to beat Akron and an improbable interception to spur a fourth quarter comeback against UConn. We should have immediately repented for our smugness and begged forgiveness.
The point is that we were a high flying machine until the chicken dance and we’ve been losing altitude ever since. Sure we beat Northwestern in a miracle (because the football gods obviously hated them even worse last year for whatever reason). But now we are in a full-fledged death spiral heading for the ground, and something must be done to reverse our karma.
I propose that making an offering to the gods of the football Valhalla. Invoking the petitions of Saints Fielding, Fritz, Ufer, and Bo, someone should hold a ceremony. After fasting from chicken for 24 hours, there should be a cross made of chicken bones wrapped in sage, buried in a place of honor near the stadium. A yellow rose should be laid upon the burial as a sign of begging forgiveness; and the rose should be surrounded by circular column of salt to seal the angry football demons from leaving.
When this is done, the celebrant should loudly say: “mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa; Kyrie eleison.” Then we hope.
And by the way I am pretty sure we can blame Brandon for the chicken dance along with everything else that's wrong with the universe.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||sheeesh||
Until the bad stuff about Lewis and Rice, I was LMFAO. And some of it was because of humorous writing...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||THANKS!||
Sorry; yes it was Larence "L.P." Reid. At least I didn't say Brady to Desmond Howard...Ha!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||So True!||
Ha! I am so old that I would say that I will always have the image of Butch Woolfolk throwing the ball out of bounds to a screaming Lee Corso, and Johnny Wangler will always toss that TD pass to Anthony Carter to beat Indiana on the following play when I was a student. And my two roomates will always have missed the play because they left the game early in disgust!!!
Love your writing; can't wait to read more!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Exactly||
Or else Caris would have outrun everyone down the sideline to run out most or all of the six seconds left. Plus no mention that the refs somehow botched the out-of-bounds call even after a review that even made their last possession possible.
But then again I remember when we whipped them by 30 in 2011 and they had 16 free throw attempts to our one attempt, Vol fans thought they got hosed by the refs too.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||wow||
...and that was WITH a two time All American and offensive lineman of the year as an anchor.
Gawd please let it be Borgess' fault...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Will Heininger||
Will Heininger is a brave young man for coming forward, and an articulate spokesman for the subject of student athletes' stress and mental health. We all should remember him before ever posting a comment about the performance of a 20 year old juggling school, the team, and whatever else is going on in his or her life.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Sad||
That rant was well put, Brian. I have missed exactly two home games since 1976 and will be there on Saturday. I'll go alone if I have to and sell my extra ticket for whatever I can get. For Nebraska I found NO friends that either could or would pay half of face value for the game so I went alone. I sold my extra ticket for five bucks and felt lucky to do so. FOR FREAKING NEBRASKA! Since I went alone I walked from Eisenhower and Main so that I did not spend another $50 for parking. FIFTY dollars to park.
I never worried about how much I paid for parking since I had a season pass which I bought with my renewal. Now my priority points aren't even high enough that I can buy a parking pass even though I have a degree from the university, am a season ticket holder since 1977, former season basketball ticket holder, have attended numerous away games, bowl games (through the university's official program), basketball, and hockey games. My son has a degree from the university paid for without financial aid. I also have donated money to the university for more than 20 consecutive years, and in addition to my normal donation I was a Victor's club member since the mid 1990s...before a PSD was ever a thought.
Am I fickle, or is the university that gives me lower priority than someone who recently wrote a big check fickle?
I will go on Saturday, and as if that wasn't enough, the visiting section will begin in the row in front of me. I will put up with whatever they have to say and hopefully do it with class because what else can I do...argue that our football team somehow is on the same level as theirs?
I like Hoke and suspect he would rephrase the "fickle" comment if he could. But I would feel a lot better had he won 7 game in his first season, 9 in the next, and 11 in his 3rd instead of the other way around. I hope Borgess doesn't become Hoke's Greg Robinson, but the whole thing makes me sad.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Schedule||
OSU and MSU on the same rotation is a major cluster-you-know-what. Good grief!
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Sorry Sparty||
The best Delaney comment was mentioning Iowa as a top-tier B1G school, but not Michigan State as one. Ouch. Couch, meet Gasoline; Gasoline, Couch.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Ditto MGoShoe||
Sometimes people in our family tell us things we do not want to hear. He thought he could have handled a more rigorous academic load as a student and was steered away from it. Who would doubt him now?
But since they ARE family we SHOULD listen, because God knows that if the ascertion comes from outside of our family we are going to dismiss it. Good luck Jim; kick your bro's ace!
|2 years 31 weeks ago||2013 Trending Down||
If I'm Hoke, I love this. No one thinks you're as good as they once did. You're not as good as Fillintheblank or not good enough for Fillintheblank. Circle the wagons, you are disrespected.
There is absolutely no reason Green shouldn't pick Michigan; it is the perfect pick for him. Something tells me though that it is too perfect and he's going to have us scratching our heads in a WTF moment come decision time. I hope I am wrong, but I'm not feeling the love.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Defending Threes||
I'm going to guess also that teams that tend to be up by ten plus points in the last couple of minutes face more than an average amount of threes.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Welcome Back Little Brother||
OK, I know we came a dropped pass or a missed fg away from losing to them for the 5th straight time...but did anyone else look at their 5 thousand empty seats (for Nebraska for gosh sakes!) despite of 10 thousand Husker fans there, then look at the standings to see them 2 - 4 in conference and 5 - 5 overall, and think the order of the universe had been restored? How do you spin that to visiting recruits?!?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||P. J. Smith / Bellomy Interception||
I must be missing something on this; THE biggest play of the game. I don't understand why the ball wasn't dead as soon as the receiver's elbows hit the ground (before the ball popped up). But since the announcers never mentioned it and the Michigan coaches (not to mention bloggers here) didn't go nuts over the call, I assume I am just not getting something.
Are they saying he deflected the ball like a volleyball dig before he hit, or is it the case that the ground can't cause a fumble but CAN cause an interception?
Regardless, yes; officiating was just awful and I think Nebraska would agree on that because it was awful both ways.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Tangerine Bowl||
Small correction to note here. The Tangerine Bowl survives today as the Capital One Bowl, foremerlyknownas The Citrus Bowl, and well before the Champs Sports Bowl was conceived.
As my name indicates, I am old enough remember Toledo winning this game three years in a row in the late '60s and early '70s while riding the nations longest winning streak. Look at the history and you'll see a time when the Georgias and Floridas of the world were getting it handed to them by MAC schools.
Ah, the days when midwest football was on top of the world...
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Refrigerator Capital?!?||
OOH, OOH, OOH, I KNOW!!!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||ERA vs. Wins||
While it is true that the pitcher cannot control how many runs his team scores, a pitcher who is on the mound with a comfortable margin isn't worrying about shutting a team down and will groove more pitches, leading to a higher era. With a big lead, the last thing a pitcher wants to do is walk someone.